BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, SEPTEMBER 10, 1930
TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN
COST OF STATE GOVERNMENT
DISCUSSED BY MR. MAXWELL
MOUNTS HIGHER AS
STATE DEBTS GROW
Takes More To Pay Interest
Alone Than Government
Cost 10 Years Ago
PUBLIC DEBT NOW GROWN
TO HALF BILLION DOLLARS
State, Counties and Cities Have
Been Mortgaging Future
for Present Money
"It takes more money to pay the
state's interest on its debts today
than it took to carry on all of the
state's operations ten years ago," is
the startling statement made by A.
J. Maxwell, commissioner of revenue,
Raleigh, in a recent address. Mr.
Maxwell took the ten-year period,
1918 to 1928, enumerating the
events of rapid progress made dur
ing that time in North Carolina, and I
then shows the trenendous cost of'
these things, offerir.g facts to show i
why the state is in its present condi- 1
"In 1918 the total co^t of state 1
government of every nature was i
twenty-three and one-half millions !
of dollars. In 1928, ten years later,!
it took more than $25,000,000 to [
pay the interest alone in the indebt- 1
edness of the state, county and city '
bonds," Mr. Maxwell advised.
Following is a partial reproduc- 1
tion of the address, delivered last '
week by Mr. Maxwell, and gives in- 1
formation that is most interesting 1
to all citizens:
The State's Progress
In this state no very serious ef
fort was made to provide public ed
ucation until the labors of Aycock, I
Mclver. Alderman and Joyner be-1
gan to bear frui.t
This state did not recognize anyj
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MRS. E. L M'KEE TO
ADDRESS P. T. GROUP
Large Crowd Expected to Hear
Noted Club Woman ?
Mrs. E. L. McKee, of Sylva, i
prominent club woman and society I
leader and democratic candidate for
senate, will be principal speaker at
the meeting of die Parent-Teacher
association next Monday afternoon.
The meeting will be held at 3 o'clock
in the auditorium of the Elementary
school building. Officers of the
association invite all parents of
school children and all friends of
the school to attend the gathering.
Regular meetings are held each
third Monday, and the work of the
association has been of untold bene
fit to the schools of the town and
The following officers and chair
men have been selected to serve dur
ing the year:
President, Mrs. H. L. Wilson;
vice president, Mrs. D. F. Moore;
secretary. Mrs. J. B. JoneS; treas
urer, Mrs. Roland Whitmire.
Chairmen: Membership, Mrs. L.
Pushell; sociability, Mrs. Roy Long;
program, Miss Juanita Puett; pub
licity, Mrs. R. L. Stokes; ways and
means, J. E. Rufty; circulating li
brary, Mrs. 0. H. Orr; grade moth-i
ers, Mrs. A. B. Galloway.
Grade Mothers are: 1-A, Mrs. M.
M. Feaster, Mrs. F. B. Carr; 1-B, j
Mrs. Charles Pickelsimer, Mrs. P.P.1
Hartsell; 2-A, Mrs. T. D. Grim- 1
shaw, Mrs. H. C. Ranson; 2-B, Mrs.
L. Pushell, Mrs. Wm. Price; 3-A, '
Mrs. J. A. Schachner, Mrs. Coleman
Galloway; 3-B, Mrs. J. M. Allison,
Mrs. T. P. Ward; 4-A, Mrs. D. F.
Moore, Mrs. B. F. Beasley; 4-B,
Mrs. N\ A. Miller, Mrs. R. J. Orr;
5-A, Mrs. H. E. Erwin, Mrs. J. M.
Williams; 5-B, Mrs. J. A. Simpson,
Mrs. Lynch Moore; 6-A, Mrs. J. C.
Hendrix, Mrs. Ed Loftis; 6-B, Mrs.
J. B. Pickelsimer, Mrs. A. N. Hinton;
7-A, Mrs. R. L. Terry, Mrs. Charles
Patton; 7-B, Mrs. Tom Wood, Mrs.
IN CONCERT HERE
Member# of the Brevard Metho- 1
(list Sunday School will visit the j
Baptist Sunday School in Ruther-:
fordton next Sunday, leaving the I
Methodist church here at 7 :3_0 1
o'clock Sunday morning. This is
repaying a visit made several weeks,
ago "by the Kutherfordton class to j
the Methodist Sunday School here. 1
Between fifty and sixty men and
women are expected to be in the
Brevard group to the sister city.
After Sunday School, the visitors
will hear the great preacher, Rev. i
Dr. Len G. Breughton, who is now I
conducting a revival in Rutherford- i
ton. The visitors will enjoy a picnic
dinner with the Rutherfordton peo
ple, and all going fvom here are
given notice that it will not be
necessary for any of the Brevard
peeple to prepare lunch.
Men and women of the Brevard .
Sunday School who have cars are|
urged to be on hand promptly at1
7 :30 Sunday morning, so those who 1
have no cars may have ample op- !
portunity of going with the group.
People with children who cannot be
left behind are asked to take the
children with them, so no member
will have to remain " away on ac
count of this reason.
A large crowd of fine people came
from Rutherfordton to Brevard, and
a realy enjoyable day was spent here
with the visitors. The good people
of Rutherfordton are making every
effort, it is reported from that end
of the line, to give the Brevard
people a great day.
HAS GOOD SEASON
Following one of the most success
ful seasons in its existence, the
Franklin Hotel, popular Brevard re
? sort, closed the summer season on
Tuesday, September 9. Mr. and
Mrs. Sherman P. Hammatt, managers
of the summer hotel,, will stay in
Brevard until the first of October,
after which they will visit Mr. Ham
matt's parents in Jacksonville, Fla.
If the heavy registrations at the
Franklin are to be taken a3 an ex
ample, fhe Brevard region has not
experienced the heavy drop in tour
ist traffic that has ben felt by some
sections. Mr. Hammatt states that
the Franklin has had guests this
summer from practically every state
in the Union. Many guests have come
from New York, New England, Chi
cago, California, Ohio, Texas, Ten
nessee, Kentucky, and all the Sou
Lovers of old time music are hop- J
ing that every fiddle, banjo and;
guitar player in Transylvania coun-i
ty is getting his instrument in tune I
for the big "Fiddlers Convention"'
to be held at the court house in '
Brevard, next Friday night, Sept. J
12. Musicians of this type are not'
only invited to enter this contest,'
but are urged to do so.
The convention Friday night, if'
every indication is true, will be the
loudest and liveliest yet held. Many
entrants will be on hand from every
section of the county. One of the
many outstanding entrants up to
this date is the Blantyre String
Band, composed of Uncle Dave Hol
liday and Dollie Morgan and Mrs.
Morgan. Promoters of the conven
tion have announced that only instru
mental music will be considered in
the awarding of prizes.
For years, no series of gatherings
have been held in the county that
have attracted more attention or
have been more thoroughly enjoyed
than these fiddlers conventions. A
record breaking crowd is expected at
the court house Friday night. Any
pne who really wants to enjoy him
self, is urged to attend.
Announcement has been made
that the Indian section of the Daugh
ters of Wesley class of the Methodist
church will have an old fashioned
spelling match sometime next week.
The spelling will be from the old
Blue Back Speller. A $5.60 gold
piece will be given to the bast spell
er. There will be a small admission
fee for every one who attends.
! Definite arrangements have not
yet been made. The time and place
will be announced later. The pro
ceeds from this affair will be ap
plied to the church benevolence
I The Daughters of Wesley have
been unusually active in their labors
for the church this summer and
should have the whole-hearted sup
port of the whole church in all
their undertakings. It is hoped that
a large crowd will attend this affair.
;many people attend
1 Many people of the town attended
the supper given at the Presbyterian
church Tuesday night, Sept. 9. The
splendid supper was served by the
jYoung Womefi's Circle of the
rhurch, and was declared by the pas
Itor to be quite a success.
HOMER WHITMIRE'S DREAM CAME TRUE
Above see Mr. Whitmire and Hector, j
one of his pets. At the left are ^
$3,000 worth of fox pups in a cup.
? six of them worth $500 a piec?.
One pup "ducked" whc?n the pho
tographer snapped the picture.
J. F. Corbin, teacher of agricul
ture in the Rosman High School, has'
formed a cabinet for th& purpose of
lending aid to his class work with
the young people and to extend his J
work among the farmers. Prof.,
Corbin has addressed th'.* following I
letter to the men who have been ?
asked to become members of his
The letter follows:
"The responsibility of training or
directing the ^thought of even one
child much less all the children of a
community is too big a task for any,
one person. Every person who comes
in contact with a child is teaoj^inp:
the child but the teachers are inoiv ;
or less held responsible for direct
ing the education. The responsibil- '
ity of directing the agricultural |
thought of the future farmers of this :
community should not be placed on I
one man, nor should the thought di
recting the agricultural progress of ,
this community at present during i
this crisis be left to any but a group ,
of the best informed of the com- ,
"With the above ideas in mind the
writer has asked the following men
to form an Agricultural Advisory
Council to meet from time to time
and assist in working out a program j
of work. i
"Mr. H. B. Harris, representing j
industry; Mr. Joe Galloway, farmer
and member of school board; Mr.
Carl Allison, grain farmer; Mr. Ar
thur Whitmire, stock farmer; Mr.
Will Glazener, merchant and school
committeeman; Mr. P. A. Morgan,'
truck grower; Mr. A. M. White, in
dustry, and county commissioner.
"I am asking that we have a i
meeting Friday night, Sept. 12, at j
7:30 in the Agriculture class room;
of the high school building.
"Very truly yours,
"J. F. CORBIN."
MASONIC MEETING !
HAS FINE PROGRAM
Members of Dunn's Rock Masonic
Lodge will hear plans for the great
home-coming event to be staged here
next month,, a day that was observed
last year, and made an annual affair
for all time to come. It is planned to
have even a larger attendance at this
home-coming day than was recorded
at the first meeting a year ago when
such a large number attended and
enjoyed the picnic supper. Commit
tees will be named Friday at the reg
ular communication, and it is hoped
that a large attendance will be on
hand to help in arranging the an
nual meeting to be held in October.
Much interest is being taken in the
paper that is to be read at the meet
ing this Friday night. The subject of
the paper, "Corn, Wine and Oil,
has great bearing upon Masonry, and
members are anxious to hear the sub
ject discussed. Vacancies in some of
fices are to be filled also, and it is
believed that a most interesting eve
Inine is in store for all who attend.
SILVER FOX RANCH
TO HAVE OPENING
Public To Be Invited to See
Blue Ridge Silver Fox En
terprise Near Brevard
Forty silver and blue foxes are to
arrive in Brevard this week, to be
placed in the pens of the Blue Ridge
Silver Fox Range, Cherryfield. About
the 20th of this month people from
many sections will attend a "show
day," at the fox range, when Mr.
Homer E. Whitmire and associates
from the West will give information
about fox ranching. Mr. Whitmire
will be here about the fifteenth, and
definite announcement will be made
next week of the day when the pub
lic will be invited to visit the fox
ranch and get information about this
comparatively new industry here,
but an industry that has grown to
tremendous proportions in ether
Young Mr. Whitmire is a Transy
lvania county boy, being the son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Whitmire, lead
ing citizens of the Cherryfield sec
tion. The young man is connectcd
with the great Purina Mills, in re
search work, and his experiments |
with the aid and assistance of the
Purina people, until now it is recojj- '
nized as a great enterprise.
The accompanying picture shows ;
Mr. Whitmire talking to one of his |
pet foxes, while at the side there ale ;
a group of the babies in a basket. j
Western capital is being placed in
the fox ranch here, several thousands .
of dollars having been deposited in :
Brevard last week, representing the ?
holdings of western people in the ;
fox ranrh in Transylvania county, j
NO CHANGE TOTbE j
MADE NOW IN BOOKS!
Raleigh, Sept. 9. ? There will be
no changes in either elementary or
high school text books to be used
this year, that is the school year of
1930-31, it is learned from the office
of the State Superintendent of Pub
Under the law the State Textbook
Commission may recommend that
changes be made in one major and
two minor elementary subjects dur
ing the year. A year ago the Text
book Commission decided that no
change would be made in the text
books used this year.
"It was the sense of all members
present," the resolution passed read,
"that they would prefer not to make
any report on suggested changes in
textbooks now in use in the elemen
tary school of the state for the year
1929." The State Board of Educa
tion, at a meeting held on Septem
ber 10, 1929, approved this action of
the Textbook Commission, and pass
ed a resolution commending the
members for their attitude in this
The action of these two bodies
means that this year the school chil
dren will use the same elementary
textbooks as they have used hereto
The high school textbooks used
were adopted for five years begin
ning with the last school year.
Hence, there will be no change in
high school books until 1934. These
books may be purchased by the chil
dren of the state at prices not to
exceed fifteen per cent above the
! wholesale prices set forth in the
! contract with the publishers. Both
:the wholesale and retail prices are
| stamped on the books.
I These prices, according to Super- 1
jintendent Allen are fixed so that the
t school children may be able to se
'cure textbooks at the lowest possible
| cost. The names of the high school I
textbooks used may be secured from
| county and city superintendents.
'MR. PUSHELL IN NEW YORK
| PURCHASING FALL GOODS
Mr. Luther Pushell is in New
York this week making purchases for
ihis fall supply of goods for the
Pushell Department store. ?
NOTICE TO COLLEGE BOYS AND GIRLS
In keeping with our custom of giving special rates to
the young men and women who are away at college, we
announce that The Brevard News will be sent to any
Transylvania county young man or woman in college for
the full season for only One Dollar. The Brevard News is
intensely interested in the advancement of the county's
boys and girls, and makes effort to print all the news each
week that the young people away from home would enjoy
Send The Brevard News to YOUR boy or girl ? they
will enjoy it. One Dollar for the whole school year.
ERNEST L. MORGAN
KILLED AS TRUCK
Had Been Working for Ixjcal
Concern During Past
IS THOUGHT HEFELL
ASLEEP ON TRUCK
Had Been Losing Sleep on Ac-!
count of Sickness of His
Ernest Morgan, 28 years of age, \
met sudden death last Monday after- 1
noon when the truck which he was '
driving on the Toxaway highway left
the road and turned over. Mr. Mor- '
gan had been driving the ice truck
for J. S. Bromfield for the past five1
years, and was returning from his 1
regular trip to Toxaway when the]
accident occurred. Opinion has been
expressed that Mr. Morgan had fall
en asleep for an instant, and that in
this moment the truck left the road
way. He had been losing much
sleep because of the serious illness
of his little three-year-old boy, hence
the opinion that he had fallen
adctp. Some members of the fam
ily. however, say that he had had a
full night's sleep Sunday night, and
attributed the cause to some other
The deceased was known as a
splrndid citizen, seeming to enjoy
his work, always courteous to his
customers and was well liked by all
who knew him. He was a member
of the Woodmen of the World, and i
this order attended the funeral arid :
buried the deceased member with |
A v.idow and four smail children
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MRS. A. B. MOORE IS |
CALLED IN DEATH;
Suffers Stroke at Noon, Tues
day, Dying a Few
Mrs. A. B. Moore died Tuesday af
ternoon at 5 o'clock, after having
suffered a stroke at noon. The sud
den death caused genuine sorrow in
Brevard, where the deceased had
made many friends during the five
years she had lived here. Mrs. Moore
lived in a beautiful home at Forest
Hills, which was built under personal
supervision. She had attended to her
usual duties Tuesday morning, it is
said, and immediate-iy after the noon
meal made complaint that she was
not feeling well. A few minutes lat
er she suffered a severe stroke, dy
ing later without regaining con
The deceased was the widow of the
late Judge A. B. Moore, prominent
in Savannah, Ga., where the Moorcs
lived, being recognized as one of the
outstanding leaders in political cir
cles in the state. Two children sur
vive, Edith Elizabeth and Anne
Castellaw. Mrs. A. B. Gould, mother
of the deceased, was with her daugh
ter when death came. Other relatives
survive, all living in Georgia.
Funerai services will be held j
Thursday afternoon at o'clock at .
the Episcopal church, pi which the I
deceased was a member. Rev. Har-I
ry Perry will conduct the services, |
and The Brevard Undertaking com-j
pany will have charge of the buiial, i
which will be made in St. Paul's in
B. & L. ASSOCIATION
Jerry Jerome, secretary-treasurer
of the Brevard Building and Loan
association, makes interesting an
nouncement of the rapid growth of
that organization, wLich has meant )
so much to the upbuilding of Bre
vard. The 31st series have matured,
and the sum of $10,900 has just
been paid out, of which $6,900 was
in cash and $4,000 represented final
'payments on homes.
Further announcement is made
I that the 44th series now open, and
those desiring to save money system
atically, or to pay for homes like
paying rent, are invited by officers
of the company to come in and talk
the matter over with them. The
Brevard Building and Loan associa
tion is one of the strong institutions
of the community, and many homes
here have been erected and paid for
through this plan, many of which
could never have been owned in any
The building and loan association
work is considered one of the na
tion's greatest factors in the plan of
home-owning. Tens of thousands of
families are now living in their own
homes who could never have possess
ed their own place had it not been
for the provisions of the building
and loan nssociations. The local or
ganization has made wonderful
progress during1 the past several
years, and is one of the few institu
tions to have kept forging ahead
even through the period of general
TO START WORK
ON STATE HI-WAY
Ernest L. Webb, Brevard Man,
In Charge of High
WORK TO START SOON
Completion of Highways Will
Mean Much to Advance
ment of This County
1 Road machinery was being- unload
ed Tuesday and Wednesday, and
transported to the Caesar's Head
highway, where work is now starting
;on the completion of this important
ji-oad. Ernest H. Webb, of Brevard,
is in charge of the work. Other ma
chinery is to be sent here at an
early date, when the maximum
[number of men will be placed on
the job, and the work rushed through ^
to completion. It is expected that
I work on the Rosman-Pickens high
Iway will be started soon.
Top much importance cannot be
placed upon this highway work, as
it will add thousands of tourists to
this section each year. Highway
284 is recognized as being one of the
most attractive routes in all the
Southern highlands. Beginning at
the intersection of the Greenville
highway, on the South Carolina side,
284 carries the traveler by Caesar's
Head, one of the wonder spots of the
South, on through Cedar Mountain,
?which is a great resort within itself,
by Brevard, and on through the
Pisgah National Forest, the Pink
Beds, Pisgah Mountain and the Rat,
to Waynesville, and from there on
through the Great Smoky National
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WOMAN'S BUREAU TO
CLOSE C. OF C. SOON
Bureau Has Done Great Work
During Past Three
Brevard's Chamber of Commerce
will be closed on Sept. 15, pending
re-organization of the body and re
sumption of activities. Notice has
been given by the Woman's Bureau
that on the above date the bureau
will cease work that has been carried
on since the 15th day of May. The
following statement was issued by
Mrs. 0. L. Erwin, president of ihe
"On Sept. 15 the Woman's Bureau
will discontinue operating the Cham
ber of Commerce.
"Realizing the importance of hav
ing it open through the summer
months, we offered to pay. expenses
from May 15 to Sept. 15, which we
"Our efficient secretary reports
a good business and many tourists
have come to Brevard this summer
through operating the Chamber of
The Woman's Bureau, with Miss
Alma Trowbridge as secretary, has
done much for the town and com
munity during the three months
which the women operated the Cham
ber of Commerce. It is not known
whether the men of the town will re
organize and resume operations or
not. In event no effort is made to do
this, report has it that a board of
trade will be organized, and carry on
the work that is so greatly needed in
the community. Brevard has felt, it
is said by many leaders, the ill ef
fects of having done no advertising
last spring, and it is planned to have
this work done for the coming year,
even if a new organization is neces
HAVOC WROUGHT BY
With over two thousand known
dead and the list mounting hourly
as relief work continues, the little
Dominican Republic presents a dark
picture to the world, following the
hurricane which last week laid waste
to San Domingo, its capital city. The
gale tore through the beautiful old
city at the rate of one hundred and
thirty-six miles an hour with rain
and floods following. The bodies
are being stacked in greet piles and
burned in order to remove the dan
ger of great disease epidemic, which
usually follows such great calamities.
This danger is made even greater by
c great shortage in drinking water.
Due to the serious flood conditions,
the region can only be reached by
air. Under the supervision of the
Red Cross, medical supplies and food
stuffs are arriving daily in the
stricken area. The relief work is un
der the personal supervision of CoL
Theodore Roosevelt, Governor of
Porto Rico and Charles B. Curtis,
American minister to the Dominican
The Brevard New* want* com
plete Ii?t of young men *ad
women leaving for college, for
publication next week. P1?M? (end